Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Boiler Repair’

Signs That Your Boiler Needs Repairs

Monday, May 15th, 2023
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Boilers are a bit like pineapple on pizza, brussels sprouts, and black licorice: you either love them or hate them. One of the reasons why so many homeowners love their boilers is because they’re one of the most dependable heating systems available. Because they use fewer moving parts than furnaces or heat pumps, boilers are less subject to wear and tear and last longer than their more modern counterparts. 

If you’re a homeowner who loves your boiler and the comforting, radiant heat that it provides, it’s essential to know the signs that the performance you’ve come to depend on isn’t quite up to snuff. Let’s go over the signs that your boiler would benefit from some TLC from our technicians who just like you, share your love and appreciation for these mighty systems.

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How to Know When to Replace Your Boiler

Monday, February 6th, 2023

If you have a boiler in your home that’s nearing the end of its lifespan, you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. If you’ve been happy with the solid service and reliability your boiler has provided, you may be wondering if you should get a new one when the time comes or replace it with a different kind of system.

A boiler usually outlasts other types of heating systems such as gas furnaces, electric furnaces, and heat pumps. But a boiler won’t run forever and perhaps you’ve needed boiler repair in Colorado Springs too often for your liking. Once you’ve had 15-20 years of solid service from your home’s boiler, perhaps it’s time to consider having it replaced. Let’s go over the signs that you have a boiler that’s ready for retirement. 

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Why Your Boiler Might Overheat

Monday, October 17th, 2022

A boiler is an efficient and reliable method of heating a home. But a boiler that’s overheating is a problem that should be checked out immediately when it occurs. Boiler overheating not only results in an inefficient system but presents the serious risk of your boiler exploding. Overheating can also cause the internal components to melt, which can lead to toxic fumes. 

Although modern boilers are fitted with safety features and warning devices to keep worst-case scenarios like these from happening, as a responsible homeowner, it’s important to recognize the signs of an overheating boiler. Here are some of the main reasons why boilers overheat. 

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Some Specific Problems That Can Affect a Boiler

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

As you start to think about heating your home this coming winter, you’ll want to consider your heating system and the work it may require. If you use a boiler to warm your home, then you won’t have to worry often about scheduling repairs for it: boilers need fewer repairs than systems with more mechanical parts, such as furnaces. As long as you stay current with annual maintenance for your boiler (and right now is a great time to schedule maintenance), you’ll rarely need to call us for boiler repair in Colorado Springs, CO.

Of course, no boiler is indestructible. In this post, we want to look at several specific boiler malfunctions you may encounter during the winters. As soon as you recognize that there’s something wrong with your boiler, call our technicians. We offer 24-hour emergency service to ensure you get the repairs you need and have your heating restored.

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Warning Sounds Your May Hear From Your Boiler

Monday, February 8th, 2021

woman-listeningOne of the advantages of using a boiler system to heat a home is that a boiler runs quieter than furnaces or heat pumps. Boilers don’t use powerful fans to distribute heat but instead a circulator pump that moves heated water from the boiler tank to the various radiators, baseboard heaters, and in-floor heating pipes. The main sounds you’ll hear from a boiler are the gas jets coming on and some noise from water movement—and even this won’t be noticeable when you’re not in the room with the boiler.

So when unusual noises start to interrupt the normal quiet of your home’s boiler, it often means you need to schedule a professional heater repair in Woodland Park, CO. We’re a local contractor who works on boiler repairs, and we’ll get to the bottom of whatever is causing the noise and what needs to be repaired.

Below we’ve listed some boiler warning sounds to listen for.

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Here’s Why Your Boiler Repairs Can’t Wait!

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

chilly-manWhen winter rolls around, you expect your boiler to keep you and your family warm and toasty all season long. But sometimes, an unexpected problem can pop-up, causing all sorts of trouble for your comfort and your wallet.

Ideally, you want to schedule your boiler repair in Colorado Springs, CO at the first sign of a problem, that way, you won’t have to worry about all sorts of crazy expenses. In fact, there are plenty of reasons to schedule your repairs at the first sign of trouble, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more!

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Do You Need Boiler Repairs?

Monday, November 4th, 2019

chilly-manIf you own a boiler, then you know how truly great they are! Not only are they awesome for keeping your home warm and toasty during the winter, but they’re also very efficient, durable, and reliable! But, no matter how great your boiler is, eventually it is going to require repairs.

There are a number of signs that suggest your boiler is in need of repairs, and below, we have listed some of them for you. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call our team when you need heating repair in Colorado Springs!)

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Should I Replace My Boiler?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

gas-boilerA faulty boiler could spell some serious trouble for homeowners here in Colorado. Winter is certainly not the time to jeopardize your indoor comfort, so it is important to invest in the services necessary to keep you warm and cozy all season long. Replacing your outdated boiler is one way to ensure your comfort without sacrificing your budget. Sure, purchasing a new boiler can seem a little pricy up front, however, the long term savings are definitely worth your while.

Of course, only a trained HVAC professional can help you decide whether or not now is the right time to replace your boiler. But in the meantime, we have provided a list of signs that suggest it might be time for a replacement. Keep reading below to learn more.

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My Home Isn’t Warm Enough: What’s Wrong with the Boiler?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Boilers are widely praised as delivering some of the best in whole-home comfort. The hot water tank moves hot water through a set of pipes underneath the floor, or else the heat radiates from an endpoint like a baseboard or radiator unit. This system transfers heat directly to the people and the objects in the room, and this direct heat transfer is what makes it more comfortable to many than the standard forced-air furnace or heat pump.

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3 Common Reasons for Boiler Repair

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Boilers may operate in different ways than most other heating systems. They are still imperfect, however, and that results in their occasional need for repairs. Below, we’ll take a look at three of the most common reasons for boiler repair, and what can be done about it.


Over time, minerals in the water can build up in the heat exchanger of your boiler. After a few years, these minerals can form deposits large enough to actually restrict or even block the flow of water through your boiler’s heat exchanger. This causes a massive buildup in pressure, as the water evaporates and expands inside the heat exchanger. The result is a rumbling sound, called “kettling.” If left alone, this condition can cause extreme damage to your boiler. If your boiler is making this kind of noise, turn it off and call a professional immediately.

Pilot Light Won’t Stay On

If your pilot light won’t stay on, chances are you have a bad thermocouple. The thermocouple is a metal wire that acts as a sensor for the pilot light. When it senses the heat from the pilot light, it opens the gas valve to keep fueling the flame. A bad thermocouple has often lost the ability to sense the heat from the pilot light. As a result, the gas valve stays closed and smothers the flame.

Boiler Keeps Turning Off

If your boiler keeps turning itself off shortly after being turned on, it is likely that something in the system is triggering a safety measure. Usually, these measures trigger when the system is in danger of overheating or even exploding. Honestly, though you’ll need an HVAC professional to determine the exact cause for you. It is quite possible that your boiler is overheating or experiencing a pressure spike. It is equally possible, however, that a malfunctioning thermostat or blocked water line is the cause. Either way, it’s not something you should ignore.

If you are experiencing problems with your boiler, call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning. We provide boiler repair services throughout Fountain, CO.

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